One of the interesting things about our body-brains is the way they protect “their” territory as if it was real. It is as if it has spent lifetimes building fortifications and defences, and the structure of this (imaginary) castle must be protected at all costs.
And the costs are high.
An example of this occurs when we notice an argument occurring between two castles – maybe individual personalities, maybe nations. Most of the time it might be agreed that there is rarely 100% right or wrong on either side, but when having the argument there will often be little acknowledgement of that underlying “truth.” This is often quite obvious to those not directly involved, of course And quite often, later on, the entire attack/defence is clearly recognised as having been unnecessary and unwanted by either person, and they would both have been better off by admitting they were likely wrong, and having a coffee together instead, while they try and piece together what it was about the body-brain that mistakenly felt it needed to have that argument and why.
The castle of the personality has become a prison for most people, forgetful of how to live outside it’s defences and fortifications, in the freedom of the open countryside.